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‘Fireworks’ begonia

Begonia 'Fireworks’

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Like other Rex begonias, ‘Fireworks’ is noteworthy for the coloration of its foliage. Its silvery leaves are edged in purple and have a black burst of fireworks in the center. Use it in a container or shady garden, or grow it as a houseplant. —Rita Randolph, “Rex Begonias,” Fine Gardening #120

CareProvide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when the soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow the plants to wilt. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil free of debris to avoid disease problems.

PropagationStem cuttings will root in about 3 weeks in favorable conditions.

ProblemsMildew, botrytis, mealybugs.

  • Genus : Begonia
  • Zones : 10, 11
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Plant Type : Annuals, Perennials
  • Uses : Containers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Light : Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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